Richard Erskine Leakey

Definitions of Richard Erskine Leakey
  1. noun
    English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
    synonyms: Leakey, Richard Leakey
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    a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
    fossilist, palaeontologist, paleontologist
    a specialist in paleontology
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